PHR has done considerable research on the impact of psychological torture techniques used by US personnel on terrorist suspect detainees and has now applied that work in a new context: Domestic US incarceration and treatment of prisoners.
Developing Rights-based Health Systems and Overcoming the Global Health Workforce Crisis: Proposals for the Obama Administration's Global Health Initiative
The Obama Administration is in the process of developing an integrated strategy on global health, the Global Health Initiative (GHI). PHR has developed an extensive set of recommendations for how the GHI can support rights-based health systems.
Stigma, Discrimination, and PEPFAR Partnership Framework Agreements: An Analysis of Selected Issues in Five Agreements
PHR has analyzed how four final and one draft PEPFAR partnership framework agreement have addressed several issues related to stigma and discrimination: legal and regulatory reform, stigma and discrimination in the health sector, and recognition of the need to address stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities. Partnership framework agreements set out the strategic framework for how the United States and partner countries will cooperate in combating AIDS over the next five years, and will be followed by more detailed implementation plans.
In a concise format that should be attractive to policymakers and advocates alike, this document offers guidance on how to ensure that human rights, and in particular the right to health, inform the process of developing, funding, and monitoring health workforce plans, and the content of those plans. Such an approach is an obligation of countries and recognized good practice.
Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called on the Iranian authorities to allow for an independent investigation into the suspicious death of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani, who may have been witness to the possible ill treatment, torture, and deaths of prisoners at Kahrizak detention center...